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Beyond Bashir: what else happened at the 25th AU Summit?
Date: 1 July 2015
Venue: Conference room, ISS Addis Ababa, Get House Building, Africa Avenue, Meskel Square, map

The drama surrounding the non-arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overshadowed much of the proceedings at the 25th African Union (AU) Summit hosted in Johannesburg last week.

South Africa’s decision to host Bashir, despite its domestic and international obligations to arrest and deliver him to the International Criminal Court, distracted the AU from dealing with several important issues on its agenda.

This seminar takes a look at what was missed in the furore, with a focus on discussions and decisions relating to governance, peace and security in Africa.

Speakers will cover developments relating to Burundi, Libya, South Sudan, the Continental Free Trade Area and the future of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises.

Chair: Berouk Mesfin, Senior Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa


  • Désiré Assogbavi, Head, Oxfam International Liaison Office to the African Union
  • Simon Allison, Senior research consultant to the Peace and Security Council Report


The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Addis Ababa
Get House Building
Africa Avenue
Meskel Square
Mariamwit Wole
Phone: +251 11 515 63 20
Berouk Mesfin
Phone: +251 11 515 63 20
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